COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALIST (CS23)

The Computer Information Systems – Computer Support Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as computer support specialist.

Associate Degree
Program Length 62 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum age: 16
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Macon, Milledgeville and Warner Robins Campuses

Computer Support Specialist Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses
15
Area I - English/Humanities/Fine Arts  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
     
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
XXXX xxxx Social Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
     
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics  
Choose one (1) Math course from the following three courses:  
MATH 1100 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
3
  OR  
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling (3)
  OR  
MATH 1111 College Algebra (3)
     
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
     
Program-Specific Requirements  
XXXX xxxx General Core Elective (Areas I - IV)
3
     
Occupational Courses
47
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance 4
CIST 1130 Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIST 1305 Program Design and Development 3
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
     
Choose one (1) of the following Networking courses:
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
  OR  
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals (4)
     
Choose one (1) of the following two courses:
CIST 1220 Structured Query Language 4
  OR  
CIST 2129 Comprehensive Database Techniques (4)
     
Choose one (1) of the following two courses:
CIST 2127 Comprehensive Word Processing Techniques 3
  OR  
CIST 2128 Comprehensive Spreadsheet Techniques (3)
     
CIST 2921 IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management 4
CIST xxxx CIST Electives 12
   
 
Total Hours
62